Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

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Re: Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

Postby Earl E. Eel » 19 Oct 2018, 16:00

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The Prof wrote:The Mojo article was quite enlightening. Quite sad in a way


Yes it was. I'm glad I read it but I noticed Ian McNabb wrote in the next month to say they should never have published it.


Really? He thought it was an invasion of privacy or something? taking advantage of his mental condition?
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Re: Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

Postby the masked man » 19 Oct 2018, 16:21

I saw them in the late 90s. Mac's voice was frankly dodgy at that point, as he frequently was not making notes, and the backing musicians were heavy-handed. And yet, somehow they all pulled it together for a magical version of Ocean Rain at the end.

Buyer beware, I would say, but it might still work. Er, is that enough fence-sitting for you?

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Re: Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

Postby pcqgod » 19 Oct 2018, 17:01

As it turned out I did not go, although I wish I had now, much as I hate driving in Houston.
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Re: Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

Postby The Modernist » 19 Oct 2018, 17:14

THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI wrote:
northernsky wrote:
The Prof wrote:The Mojo article was quite enlightening. Quite sad in a way


Yes it was. I'm glad I read it but I noticed Ian McNabb wrote in the next month to say they should never have published it.


Really? He thought it was an invasion of privacy or something? taking advantage of his mental condition?


I sort of skim read the article in a shop. It was a bit sad, but not all that surprising. Someone like McCulloch was always going to struggle with middle age and a declining career. It seemed quite an empathetic portrait, rather than muck-raking. The sad thing is without those details of his reduced circumstances it would never have been a cover story. The Bunnymen aren't one of Mojo's A-list and without it a new interview would just have been a one page article inside the magazine somewhere.
The Bunnymen now are absolutely no different to those nostalgia acts who used to play the cabaret circuit in the 70s. I don't begrudge them it, they've got to earn a living, but we should stop treating them as if they're a fully functioning, creative rock band.

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Re: Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

Postby The Modernist » 19 Oct 2018, 17:15

pcqgod wrote:As it turned out I did not go, although I wish I had now, much as I hate driving in Houston.


I reckon you lucked out; there's got to be better things to spend your money on.

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Re: Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Oct 2018, 17:28

The Modernist wrote:
pcqgod wrote:As it turned out I did not go, although I wish I had now, much as I hate driving in Houston.


I reckon you lucked out; there's got to be better things to spend your money on.


Like the new McCartney Red Rose Speedway box set.

I hear it's a bargain at 400 smackeroos.
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Re: Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

Postby The Modernist » 19 Oct 2018, 17:31

:lol:
Middle aged male music fans eh?

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Re: Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

Postby northernsky » 19 Oct 2018, 17:36

THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI wrote:
northernsky wrote:
The Prof wrote:The Mojo article was quite enlightening. Quite sad in a way


Yes it was. I'm glad I read it but I noticed Ian McNabb wrote in the next month to say they should never have published it.


Really? He thought it was an invasion of privacy or something? taking advantage of his mental condition?


That seemed to be his take, yes - it was really short.
I can see if I can dig it out but I might have dumped the mag already.

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Re: Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

Postby Earl E. Eel » 19 Oct 2018, 17:43

The Modernist wrote:The Bunnymen now are absolutely no different to those nostalgia acts who used to play the cabaret circuit in the 70s. I don't begrudge them it, they've got to earn a living, but we should stop treating them as if they're a fully functioning, creative rock band.


hm
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Re: Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

Postby The Modernist » 19 Oct 2018, 18:09

THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI wrote:
The Modernist wrote:The Bunnymen now are absolutely no different to those nostalgia acts who used to play the cabaret circuit in the 70s. I don't begrudge them it, they've got to earn a living, but we should stop treating them as if they're a fully functioning, creative rock band.


hm


You don't agree?

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Re: Echo and the Bunnymen: worth seeing live?

Postby Earl E. Eel » 19 Oct 2018, 18:11

I'll write more later. I think that's a contentious statement.
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